Every home has a fuse box, but not every Sarasota homeowner knows how to use their fuse box. Fuse boxes are an important part of your home and can come in handy during electrical problems. Gain a better understanding of your home and your fuse box by continuing on with this blog post.
The fuse box is a type of electrical service panel used to control the electricity system of a house. Inside of a fuse box you will find threaded sockets attached to fuses. Each circuit in your home is protected by a fuse, and each fuse must be appropriately rated for its circuit to be safe and efficient.
Plug fuses are used for standard circuits. They have screw-in bases like a light bulb and come in two different types: the Edison base and the rejection base. Edison bases are older, while rejection bases are considered newer and safer.
Other types of fuses are mini breaker fuses. These retrofit circuit breaker fuses screw into Edison-base fuse sockets and replace fuses with push-button circuit breakers. These little buttons pop out when the circuit is overloaded, so all you have to do is snap the button back to reset the breaker. Additionally, mini breakers are designed with a time delay so they do not trip when motors or appliances start up.
Fuse boxes are simple to understand, so make sure your fuse box is running right while you are away from your home. At Paradise Home Watch, we perform home watching services for individuals who are leaving their homes for extended periods of time. We check fuse boxes, water supply, security systems, and so on to be sure your house is in tip-top shape. Have peace of mind while you are away knowing your home is in good hands with Paradise Home Watch Services. To learn more about our services, reach out to us by phone at 941-866-2440 for additional information. We hope to hear from you soon!